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More and more, school is being interrupted by emergency issues related to health, environment and other present day crises. These days, schools need to be constantly prepared to pivot their programs to react to changing situations, and that includes their school food program.

Food

More and more, school is being interrupted by emergency issues related to health, environment and other present day crises. These days, schools need to be constantly prepared to pivot their programs to react to changing situations, and that includes their school food program.

This is not the time to abandon our commitment to the highest quality food, but rather the time to double down on this commitment.

We don’t know what type of issues may arise in the future that will affect school closings or modifications, but we do know that based on 2020, schools will need to be prepared to serve meals in their communities in crisis situations. These challenging environments will likely have adverse effects on public health, pushing school food programs to not only provide emergency hunger relief but also nutritional support. The food we serve during emergency response matters more than ever.

This food section will provide support for food service teams who are striving to stay committed to serving fresh, healthy, whole-ingredient based food through emergency feeding.

Scratch Cooking To-Go

Visit our curated list of recommended scratch cook recipes with instructions and recommendations for serving to-go style.

Scratch Cooking To-Go

Visit our curated list of recommended scratch cook recipes with instructions and recommendations for serving to-go style.

Serving in a Pandemic

The recent pandemic has created challenging situations for school food operators. Business as usual, serving lunch to students in a cafeteria has changed, and school districts are looking for alternative ways to continue to reach students with food, while keeping themselves and students safe.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are a written set of step by step instructions that an organization develops for staff members to follow while performing routine duties. Having SOPs creates efficiency, communication, safety for staff and customers, and can be used for both training and accountability purposes.

During this time, many school food programs have had to pivot and find new ways to serve their students. We have shared SOPs below for a few of the new ways program operators are serving meals during this challenging time.

SOP Examples

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